Google has announced the launch of some new Android widgets for Google Voice. The widgets are available in an update to the Google Voice Android app.
The widgets are designed to give users immediate access to their Google Voice inbox and settings from the home screen.
"The Google Voice Inbox widget brings your most recent voicemails and text messages to your home screen," explains product manager Marcus Foster. "You can now quickly flip though messages in your Inbox with the widget, and selecting any message preview will open it in the Google Voice app."
The Settings widget gives users four icons from which they can quickly access the full Google Voice app, quickly compose and send free texts, change dialing preferences on the fly, and select "Do Not Disturb", so calls go straight to voicemail.
The widget will also display the user’s credit balance.